Malu Fernandez: Huwag Tularan
Isa lang ang pakiusap ko sa mga taong kagaya mo: wala kang karapatang tawagin ang sarili mong Pilipino. Nakakainsulto.
Lahat naman tayo ay may kanya-kanyang hinaing. Lahat naman tayo nasusuka sa gobyerno, sa mga pulitikong walang inatupag kundi, ano oa, eh di mamulitiko. pero maski na, mahal ko ang pinanggagalingan ko... Pero ito, walang tatalo dito...
Mula sa isang article sa People Asia na isinulat ni Malu Fernandez:
"However I forgot that the hub was in Dubai and the majority of the OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) were stationed there. The duty-free shop was overrun with Filipino workers selling cell phones and perfume. Meanwhile, I wanted to slash my wrist at the thought of being trapped in a plane with all of them.
While I was on the plane (where the seats were so small I had bruises on my legs), my only consolation was the entertainment on the small flat screen in front of me. But it was busted, so I heaved a sigh, popped my sleeping pills and dozed off to the sounds of gum chewing and endless yelling of “HOY! Kumusta ka na? At taga sann ka? Domestic helper ka rin ba?” Translation: “Hey there? Where are you from? Are you a domestic helper as well?” I though I had died and God had sent me to my very own private hell.
On my way back, I had to bravely take the economy flight once more. This time I had already resigned myself to being trapped like a sardine in a sardine can with all these OFWs smelling of AXE and Charlie cologne while Jo Malone evaporated into thin air."
Nakakahiya ka. Nakakaawa.
At humirit ka pa
“…Just recently, I wrote a funny article in my magazine column and my friends thought it was hilarious. It was humorous and quite tongue-in-cheek, or at least I thought so, until the magazine got a few e-mails from people who didn’t get the meaning of my acerbic wit. The bottom line was just that I had offended the reader’s socioeconomic background. If any of these people actually read anything thicker then a magazine they would find it very funny. Most people don’t get the fact that they need bitches like me to shake up their world, otherwise their lives would be boring and mediocre. I obviously write for the a certain target audience and if what I write offends you, just stop reading.
Although it may sound elitist to you the fact is this country is built on the foundation of haves, have-nots and wannabes. One group will never get the culture of the other. Although I could mention that it is easier to understand someone who has a lower socioeconomic background that would entail a whole other page and frankly I don’t want to be someone to bridge the gap between socioeconomic classes. I leave that to the politicians in my family who believe they can actually help. Now I seriously ask you, am I being a diva or are people around me just lacking in common sense? Perhaps it’s a little of both!” - Malu Fernandez
Pu@%*&$@!!!! "Acerbic wit" ba kamo? "Funny"? Pakshet.
P says: "You dare go to a beauty parlor? You should go the zoo and have yourself groomed at the hippopotamus department, you fat ass!"